Indian-Passport-Renewal-or-Re-issue-Documents-list

Indian Passport Renewal, Re-issue–Required Documents, Process. NO Need for Agent.

by Kumar · 117 comments

Many of us have lot of questions regarding Indian passport renewal (it is called re-issue by passport seva kendra, read note below) like below.

  • Do I need Police verification letter
  • Do I need  to get an affidavit from notary
  • Do I need to get a letter from someone like SP, District Collector, Military Officer
  • Would I need an agent for renewal ? I don’t know the process

So many other questions…In fact, I had the same set of questions. Recently, I had my passport renewed/ re-issued at Hyderabad Passport office. Let me share my experience and some insights.

Note: “Renewal and Re-issue are used interchangeably in the article. There is subtle difference. The term renewal is used, if you have a passport with Short Validity Passport (SVP) and you are applying for extending the same. In that case, you will still be getting a new book. Unlike, Re-issue relates to exhaustion of pages, passport reaching the end of 10 year validity. The below experience is for Re-issue, but I have used to the terms interchangeably”

Background :  My passport is set to expire in under 6 months and I have renewed the passport before expiry.  Set of documents may vary , if expired passport…nevertheless, the process should not change.

Step by Step Process for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue:

1.       Register Online at Passport Seva Website :

All you need to do is go online and register yourself at the Passport Seva Website . You will be asked to enter some basic Information regarding your current address, if any changes to your current status like Marriage, if you would like to add your spouse name, etc.  Just enter the details and save it.

2.       Book a Slot or Walk –in :

You will asked to book a slot right after you register. You can do that using the option.  You can only book slots when they open. Depending on the Passport Seva Kendra the timings will vary. For Hyderabad, the slots open at 4 PM.  You need to visit Passport Seva Kendra Slot Open timings Webpage to get the most updated information.    Just search online on the passport seva Kendra page.   Typically for renewal/ re-issue, if you do NOT get a slot, do NOT worry. You can walk-in to a passport seva Kendra between  9 and 11 AM for Hyderabad PSK.  This information and time can vary by passport seva Kendra. You need to check the website for details. In fact,  I got this information when I went to the passport office to get some background information.    There is a misconception that walk-in appointments are only for Tatkal, but that is not true for renewals.

3.       Identify the list of documents :

You have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. If you go to the home page and click on list of documents required under the section of renewal / re-issue, you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need.  These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport seva Kendra says the same.  You do NOT require additional documents.  Do NOT listen to others.

 

List of documents for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue

  •  You must print out the online form that you printed out with the Application Reference number ( ARN ) and carry with you. It is mandatory to have this document with you.

 

Same Address as in your Old Passport

  • You do NOT need anything other than photo copy of your passport first page, last page and the page with ECNR info. You will do self-attestation ( your own signature)
  • You may carry current address proof like a utility bill or Bank statement or Voter card, etc… see below for some of those documents.
  • If you would like to add your spouse name, carry original and photo copy of your marriage certificate. It is required.

Change in Address – Different one from your Old passport address

  • Just like above,  first, last and ECNR page photo copy with self attestation
  • Address proof of change in address – Any one of the below is acceptable.
    • Any one of the  Utility bills like Water, Telephone, Electricity Bills –  You need at least for 2 months  of which one should be of current year and other should be of previous year.
    • Proof of gas connection.
    • Ration Card with address .
    • Bank Statement  for 1 year, Passbook of the bank account with address on it.
    • Any of the cards like Adhar card, Voter ID, etc.

There are other set of documents that you can get off the website. The above are very common ones.

 4.  Go to Passport Seva Kendra 

If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and sweat.  If you would like to walk-in, thats even better. I did a walk-in without any appointment. It went fine.   All the details about process in  PSK will be described in next article.

Do I need a Passport Agent  ?  What value do they add ?

Well, first thing that comes to our mind is do I need an agent to get my passport renewed.  Honestly, it is not required. Things have changed quite a bit and the process has been streamlined. You do NOT need an agent.  There are many stories that agent might say to you like I will get you slot, etc…but, the fact is that you do NOT need an agent. If you go online at the time they say as mentioned in website, you should be fine.  They go out in first 30 min or so.  But, typically for re-issue or renewal you do not need one. You can directly walk-in to the passport seva Kendra in the specified time.

Check out the next article,  exact Process at a Passport Seva Kendra and some key pointers .

 

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Janardan Bhatt October 14, 2014 at 12:18 am

My passport is expired in 2015 now I want to get it renewed. I would like to know that what are the documents required to submit along with the application. there is no change in address qualification and other all.

Janardan Bhatt

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Jose C October 13, 2014 at 11:29 am
Vasanth October 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

Hello Sir,
I have Lost my Passport , Please tell me the procedure to apply for a new passport.
i need to apply for a Reissue.
Need to get an FIR from the Police Station.
So how many days will it take for me to get the passport in hand to complete the procedures.
Its a Fresh passport – never used before in a months time i will be travelling.
Pls Help.
Regards,
M Vasanth
email:vasant10@gmail.com

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sathish kumar maddi October 9, 2014 at 4:01 am

hi sir lam sathish kumar my passport is thathkal it is 2007 labsed present fresh passport

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gaikwad October 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm

hello sir i have my pasport with us visa n i have lost it .can u pls tell me what is the procedure to get a new passport

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Kishore October 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

hi sir,
my passport expired on last month, please advice me how to renewal passport, what is the way, please tel me
thank u

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Avinash October 6, 2014 at 4:55 am

Hello I am Avinash and i want to apply for reissue of passport can you please tell me what are the required documents because i dont have any ID proof will driving license do.Please Reply

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Praveen September 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Hi,
Praveen, I am also Praveen and my passport expired on Oct 2013. Please guide how to go for that since it’s been one year.

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vijaykant sharma September 24, 2014 at 11:31 am

My son is serving in QATAR hIS Passport will expire in Jan 2015 .Please advise how he can renew his passport
Can it be done on line.

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Anjali September 24, 2014 at 12:08 am

Hi,

I am not finding the online application form for the reissue/fresh passport application on the link https://portal1.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/secure/loginAction

I can see the option for the official/diplomatic passport online,but no link for fresh/renewal .I have created my account in website and

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ghasif September 23, 2014 at 7:07 am

Hello i just recently turned 18

tomorrow i will be going for renewal of my passport
as i have no address proof
but i stay in the same address as in my expired passport and i even have my address in my school bonafide certificate are these two things enough for address proof pls reply asap

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Mohammed September 20, 2014 at 4:04 am

i have changed my address details in passport so they re-issued me new passport but i have visa on my old passport can i travel showing both passports or is there any problem with my visa because it is on older passport

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Chekutty September 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Mohammed,

I shud be okay as the new passport bear the reference of the old passport no in the last page – i think.
For reference carry your old passport too.

Have a nice journey..

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kashish chauhan September 20, 2014 at 12:49 am

Hello,

I am staying in Delhi but my permanent address is of moradabad. Can I re-issue passport from Delhi passport office for same address or I will have to go to
Bareilly passport office ? i have 2 Questions (If i will apply thru bareilly Passport office):
1. Do they required any documents for renewal?(as the address is same now)
2.Is police verification needed for renewal ?

Waiting for your reply>>>>>>

Thanks in anticipation.

Kashish Chauhan.

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Pratap September 5, 2014 at 1:15 am

Hi,
I have applied for H1b this year and petition got approved(after RFE clearance). My LCA has end date of 2017 whereas my passport is expiring in 2016. Can anyone please let me know if I should proceed with existing passport and schedule visa interview or should I renew my passport now and then should apply for interview. Also if suggestion is to renew now, can I renew now (in 2014) as passport expiry is of 2016. Please advise.

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Raj September 11, 2014 at 3:06 am

You can go ahead to interview for stamping, no need of passport renewal. By the way… passport renewal can be done only 6 months or 1 year before expiry, not this much in advance.

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nellaiseemai September 3, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Hi Thanks for the nice article. Good info.
I have some questions to you.
1. My passport expires Jan 2015.
2. I have to go to India for a two months visit for family emergency.
3. I do not have valid visa stamp now. So I should renew my passport in India and then attend for visa renewal.
4. I do not have any address proof in India except a bank passbook at SBBJ (State Bank of India Bikaner & Jaipur). I think this should be enough as this is a nationalized bank.
5. How long the Tatkal process take, if I can take it.

6. After reading your whole article I am going to ask the same question, Shall I book an appointment and then go straight in.

Thanks in advance
Nellai

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mohammad kamran September 2, 2014 at 12:22 am

sir maira passport 6 month sai nhi bana file no BL1067700725414 DOB 22/06/1991 hai nhi aaya

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Rakhi Gupta August 24, 2014 at 6:34 am

Hi,
My passport is yet to expire five years from now.
But I want to include that I’m in service in the
Occupation coloum.What do I need to do?

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Agnelo August 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

Hi,
My passport is expiring in oct 2014, i got the appointment date on 21 st Aug 2014 since i took my incomplete documents.they asked to come with all docs and with a new appointment letter. so will i have to pay extra fees for re appointment letter or can i use the same dated appointment letter for next week.Kindly Advice.

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Edward George September 3, 2014 at 4:20 am

You have to retake your appointment on the website and the passport fees prepaid will be valid for 1 year from the time of payment.

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Parvendra Bhandari August 16, 2014 at 5:16 am

Hello,

I am staying in Delhi but my permanent address is Dehradun. Can I re-issue passport from Delhi passport office for same address or I will have to go to Dehradun ? Please advise

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RAKESH CHIKOTI August 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

DEAR SIR MY NAME IS CH.RAKESH IAM IN DUBAI NOW PLEASE CHECK M.MY BROTHER UAE VISA HAVE BUT HE GO VACTION AND HE DIDNT COM E BACK AGAIN NOW VISA IS EXPIRY PLEASE HE WANT COME IN DUBAI YOU HAVE ANY SOLUTION

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Chekutty September 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Hi Rakesh,
Ask your brother to go to a doctor in India and get a medical certificate mentioning that he was admitted for some treatment (the date of start of treatment shud be earlier than visa expiry date). The doctor shud prescribe one or two months bed rest. Along with this letter and your brothers passport copy approach the immigration chief for extension. Once it is accepted you can show the airline to book the ticket for “visa on arrival” and document can be submitted at airport thru MARHABA for smooth entry into Dubai.
Rgds

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Saurav Kumar Sanyal August 13, 2014 at 2:55 am

Hi,i applied for passport in the very previous month and at the time of appointment i mean at the time of photography and finger print scan time by mistake i did a mistake in signature slot..my full name is saurav kumar sanyal and by some unfortunate and absent minded cause i wrote their only saurav sanyal left up kumar in my signature……is that will create any problem or what plz suggest me

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praveen August 13, 2014 at 5:42 am

DeaR,
As far as I know that should not create any problems in your passport.
IF ALL THE DETAILS IN YOUR PASSPORT ARE OK.
Its alright.

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praveen August 13, 2014 at 5:55 am

Dear Friends,
so many q’s related to documents and procedure for re-issue and fresh issue-
just follow this link and fill details- self navigate andfind out accurately(as per deptt. system).

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praveen August 13, 2014 at 5:55 am

Dear Friends,
so many q’s related to documents and procedure for re-issue and fresh issue-
just follow this link and fill details- self navigate andfind out accurately(as per deptt. system).
http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/docAdvisor/attachmentAdvisorInp

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Renuka Iyer August 5, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Hi,

I ve a quiery that my passport has expired one year back now i have to apply for a new passport the problem is that the address which i have given is that the building has gone for redevelopment and we are staying in a rented house. Now kindly help me how can i proceed for the same.

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praveen August 13, 2014 at 5:47 am

you can give a separate permenent address and based on the rented accomodation, give the address proof as present address.

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Jagadeesh August 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

Hi,

I applied for renewal of my passport in chennai where i have been living here from 3 years. but my old passport is issued at Hyderabad now i checked my passport status at RPO chennai they are saying that we are waiting for response ofrom hydearabad office to confirm your exixting details in PP. already completed 45 days. So, how long i need to wait for my new passport…please guide me if anyone face this.

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Maria Jasmine August 4, 2014 at 5:53 am

I had got my renewed passport after adding my spouse name in tatkal process (mumbai).Police verification came after I Have been went to bahrain. But now I got letter in mumbai regarding thier clarification. Now what I have to do?
plz reply

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Kandan July 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I am kandan, now My passport Renewel date was Expiry at 2 years above , now what i will do pls reply,

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subash July 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm

hello sir,

my dads passport got expired 10 years before so i wanted to apply for re-issue so wat should i do and what for police verification and also address in old passport is changed we r staying in new address.

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Parthiban July 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

My passport last date is 28th july may i know before or after how many days should i renew my passport kindly reply…

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bharani July 23, 2014 at 1:49 am

Its better you right away start the renewal process..instead of waiting for the expiry date..

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praveen August 13, 2014 at 5:43 am

as such you can apply upto 1 year before the expiry and upto 2 years after the expiry.

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Sachin July 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

Hi

For current address proof – will airtel landline bill work ?
I’m staying at current address on rent for more than 1 year.

Electricity , water and gas connections are in the name of my landlord.

This is the only document I think will work for me is the Airtel Landline which is in my name – rest wont work as I work in pvt company, no pubic ltd bank account and all other ID proofs (aadhar, income tax return) are for my permanant address which is a different city.

Pls advise.

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mani June 25, 2014 at 2:55 am

i have ecr passport.
But iam a BE holder. Now can i change my passport ecnr

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praveen August 13, 2014 at 5:45 am

you will have to apply new and some passport offices gives facility to clear ECR status (ofcourse with some fee and relevent documents).Better apply new…its faster.

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hema gupta June 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm

my passport has six months for expiring its been nine years for marriage but we don’t have marriage certificate & now for one year my husband has gone aboard so can i apply without marriage certificate or what is the alternate for that

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bharani July 23, 2014 at 1:54 am

Mrg cert is needed…. and if you wanna fly abroad on ur husbandas visa .. he sld add ur name as spouse in his passport as per visa rules i know..

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Raghunath June 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Sir, i applied fresh passport recently and documents verification in passport office done successfully but coming to problem i mentioned permanent and present address same but now i want to change my present address so please can you tell me the process for changing my present address and required documents for that..

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Kunal June 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Hi,
I lost my passport which is expired 5 years back. I do not have any detaisl about the passport. I have visited the RPO but with no outcome.
I need to travel abroad immediately . Please advice.

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k k sharma June 2, 2014 at 6:36 am

Sir
my passport expired in August 2012, I want new urgently, it will be renew or new passport ?, my address has changed please advise me

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k k sharma June 2, 2014 at 6:40 am

Sir
my passport expired in August 2012, I want new urgently, it will be renew or new passport ?, my address has changed please advise me

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Gunwant Patil June 1, 2014 at 6:29 am

My passport will be expiring in November 2014, can I apply now for renewal because in September I need to go Indonesia. .but they ask for 6 month validity. Again my address & family information is same.Does there is need for police verification again.? I recently returned from Vietnam in March. So kindly advice please..

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praveen June 1, 2014 at 11:26 pm

One can apply for re-issue of passport in case -due to expire before 1 year. You need to check the appropriate raeson as given on line on gov. website.Beleive me if you have all the documents, its just a matter of time to get a nw one.I got my passport in flat 3 days in case of reissue.

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Gunwant June 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Thanks dear Praveen…your guidance will help me

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NageswaraRao Pagadala May 17, 2014 at 6:59 am

Hello Dis Nageswararao Pagadala i have given permanent and present adders same but right now i am staying in Bangalore can i pay any charges let me know .

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SATDEV PRASAD June 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

Dear Sir,

I want to add my wife name in passport, please advise me what document need to you. my passport issue before marred. I need to add renewal time.

Thanks

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Indiguy June 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Marriage certificate.

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